Lab-Grown vs. Natural Gemstones (Diamond or Sapphire)

Lab-grown stones are just as sparkly as natural stones. A high quality lab created stone can last a lifetime. However, the cost of lab grown stones is only a small fraction of natural stones.

Stones grown in a lab are chemically, physically and optically identical to those mined underground. In fact, it is impossible for human eye to identify the difference between good quality lab grown stones and natural stones.

Gemstones in jewelry are colorful, romantic and personal. Yet many of these gemstones are rarer, harder to get, and quite expensive. That's why lab-grown gemstones are available as alternatives. 

Main Benefits of Lab-created Stones 

1. You can get high quality lab-created stones that are just as sparkly as nature stones with a much lower price.

2. Lab-created stones provide many choices in terms of stone colors and carat sizes which Mother Nature can’t give in the same way.

3. Environmentally speaking, lab-created stones do not tax natural resources the way the process for natural gems does — no mines are dug, the labs use a fraction of the utilities and resources necessary for a mining operation and leave behind less pollutants.

4. Lab-created stone jewelry is also great for traveling, when you want to leave your very expensive jewelry at home, or when you want to look like you have very expensive baubles — or both! Next to natural, nothing that can compare to a fine lab-created stone.

Wiley Hart Lab-created Sapphire

At Wiley Hart, we are dedicated to making the highest quality sapphire at an affordable price. Every piece of our jewelry is handcrafted by our team of professional craftsmen who have years of experience making artisanal jewelry. 

Our sapphire never loses its beauty and sparkle once it's cut, which is why we offer lifetime warranty on any piece of our jewelry. 

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